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Rishi Jain

Managing Director, Head of Performance Improvement & Co-Head of Western Region
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Rishi Jain

Rishi is a Managing Director, Head of the Performance Improvement Practice, and Co-Head of Accordion’s Western Region. He has more than two decades of experience supporting management teams and leading finance and operations initiatives across various industries.

Representative Accordion engagements span a variety of sectors, including Software, Technology Hardware, and Business Services. Rishi has led engagements for portfolio companies of Genstar Capital, Summit Partners, TA Associates, and Corsair Capital.

Prior to joining Accordion, Rishi helped lead Alvarez & Marsal’s San Francisco corporate restructuring and turnaround practice for over 10 years and served in a variety of senior financial operating roles for stressed and distressed situations.

Rishi’s most notable assignments at Alvarez & Marsal include helping lead the restructuring for  Washington Mutual and its predecessor entity, WMI Liquidating Trust. He also helped lead  extensive engagements for a $500 million sponsor owned dental support organization (DSO), a $4 billion sponsor owned non-assets based logistics company, and a $300 million IT and software support services company.

Prior to A&M, Rishi worked at a Nightingale & Associates, a boutique restructuring advisory firm specializing in interim and crisis management assignments. He began his career in investment banking working in the technology investment banking practices of RBC Capital Markets and Montgomery Securities.

Rishi received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Rishi lives in San Francisco with his wife and twin boys.

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Something You Should Know

  • All time favorite hamburger is a Double-Double, Animal Style from In-N-Out
  • First job was selling shoes at a sporting goods store


  • Led restructuring of Washington Mutual (WaMu)